Day One

New Year Resolutions - love or loath them, they're a good chance to try and aspire to something different. It's easy enough. A list of things I want to do more of and a list I want to do less of. More: Books. While I'm delighted I completed the only book I wanted to read …

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Emerging Horizons

I had the most wonderful news recently. The British Fantasy Society (a big deal in Fantasy writing, films and conventions all the way back to 1971), were looking to find and promote the next generation of talented Fantasy writers. They've deemed one of my stories to be worthy of such an honour. Their initiative is …

Grab some darkness before the adverts for holidays, weight-loss and new jobs…

In the first of two updates in the same day: In times of endless Turkey, Cranberry and Stuffing sandwiches. In the days filled with rubbish TV ads (and there are not many good ones this year). With every organisation telling you to buy stuff you don't need because you love your wife/children/yourself/friends/pets/normally anti-social neighbours more …

Blade Runner 2049

There is a massive Easter egg right at the start of Blade Runner 2049. Almost all reviewers and casual watchers have missed it so far. I only noticed it as I happened to watch a 'making of' Blade Runner last week (filmed for the Final Cut version of the DVD). It told the highly turbulent …